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Which Xbox Exclusive will be the next to hit 90+ Metacritic?

Which Xbox Exclusive will be the next to hit 90+ on Metacritic ?

  • Halo Infinite

    Votes: 114 11.9%
  • Gears 5

    Votes: 63 6.6%
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

    Votes: 553 57.8%
  • Ninja Theory New Game

    Votes: 39 4.1%
  • Forza Horizon 5

    Votes: 187 19.6%

  • Total voters
    956
Aug 26, 2018
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#1
I have been really enjoying my time with FH4 and felt that it really deserved to be a 90+ Metacritic game.

Era, I have a simple Question, which Xbox Exclusive will be the next to hit 90+ on Metacritic ? Please explain your choices, will be interesting.

I personally feel that it will be Ori and the Will of the Wisps followed by Forza Horizon 5. I don't think Halo Infinite, Gears 5 or the next Ninja Theory game will hit it( High 80s).

Ori and the Will of the Wisps trailers are really looking good, the creators say they are really honing in on the best traits of the Ori and the Blind Forest and seem to be treating it with a lot of care.

The Coalition and 343 have way TOO much to prove and I don't know if they really can deliver that great game. Ninja Theory will have a very good game but I feel it might be high 88/89.

Note: PC Launches are included too since all future Xbox Exclusives will be there too.
 

Jonneh

GameXplain
Verified
Oct 24, 2017
3,035
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UK
#4
I feel like Halo Infinite has a very real chance but my heart voted for Ori. I do believe they'll start making some great steps with Halo though.
 
#16
Probably Ori, but Halo Infinite really needs to nail it, this console generation has not been good for halo.
It started rough, sure. But now is the best time for Halo fans. The Master Chief Collection is everything it should have been on day one with 4K/60 for each of the games on XBox One X, and Halo 5's got a great and healthy Multiplayer community. That campaign was certainly rough, but the game is solid.
 
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BladeRunner2099
Aug 26, 2018
489
0
#17
Wow, thats bold. I feel Halo has burnt too many bridges. If they go Classic Halo, new Halo fans will complain and vice versa. Sprint etc. debate won't be unanimous in any new game.

Gears 4 was a safe bet and with 3 years of Dev time, I am really not sure the Coalition can make a REALLY different yet new game. Would love to be surprised though.
 
Oct 27, 2017
626
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#21
I think Ori is next.
Gears 5 might be able to do it.
I also think with 343 taking their time on infinite, they’ll be able to do ship out a great game.
Thankfully they’re no longer on that 3 yr time table between titles.
 
Nov 2, 2017
2,039
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#23
Ori. Favorite Metroidvania since 2D Metroid.

Despite how much I dislike Halo 5's campaign, have a good feeling about Halo Infinite. Think it'll come back pumping LL Cool J in the background. "Don't call it a comeback!".....
 
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BladeRunner2099
Aug 26, 2018
489
0
#28
Ori or FH5 are the only things I see getting close. Ori should be a guarantee based on the quality of the last one.

Also the new polls look like shit on RE 2.0 for me. EDIT: NVM still just not loading lol
Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be a masterpiece. Period.
I think Ori is next.
Gears 5 might be able to do it.
I also think with 343 taking their time on infinite, they’ll be able to do ship out a great game.
Thankfully they’re no longer on that 3 yr time table between titles.
Ori 1 should have had it already. So Ori 2 should get it.
I really loved Ori 1 too. Do you think it can touch 95?

Can't even remember the last AA game to score a 95.
 
Oct 25, 2017
197
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#29
Ori should be but the original is only at 88 on metacritic, so I wouldn't be surprised if that doesn't get 90+. I'm not confident a Gears game would get 90+ either.

So I'd say it's between Ninja Theory, Halo Infinite and FH5. Depending on which comes out first (I'm assuming these will be good). So most likely FH5, as long as franchise fatigue doesn't set in.

Do we know how far along Obsidian is with their next project?
 
Aug 21, 2018
542
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#30
Forgot Ori (first is a masterpiece), voted FH5(for sure a 90+)

I don't think Gears can handle a 90+ anymore.

Halo Infinite I really hope it come back to gold years...but 343 still need to prove they can do it.
 
May 11, 2018
873
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#31
they all multiplatform games and ori is not first party so i wont even count that.
outdide of forza horizon which has been getting 90 or higher for the last 2 games none of them studios got what it takes to make a 90 plus game.
 
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BladeRunner2099
Aug 26, 2018
489
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#34
Ori should be but the original is only at 88 on metacritic, so I wouldn't be surprised if that doesn't get 90+. I'm not confident a Gears game would get 90+ either.

So I'd say it's between Ninja Theory, Halo Infinite and FH5. Depending on which comes out first (I'm assuming these will be good). So most likely FH5, as long as franchise fatigue doesn't set in.

Do we know how far along Obsidian is with their next project?
Hmm, Pillars of Eternity: Deadfire came out only this year.

I don't think MS bought them to deliver a 2 yr AA game. I think its going to be Fallout type AAA RPG releasing in 2021 Fall/2022 Spring.
 

ghostcrew

Spooky
Moderator
Oct 27, 2017
6,162
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United Kingdom
#38
I picked Ori but Halo 5 and Gears 4 weren’t too far off. I wouldn’t take a miracle to reach a 90 with either of those I reckon. I’m loving the look of Gears 5, I hope it does great things. I feel like there’s a consensus that both games were meh by a lot of people but they both hit MC scores of 84. They’re still very good, top tier exclusives.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,393
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#40
I would definitely go Ori, the first reviewed very well and Ori has a lot of potential to grow. Everything we have heard and seen of the game sounds very promising, so I would bet it's likely.

they all multiplatform games and ori is not first party so i wont even count that.
outdide of forza horizon which has been getting 90 or higher for the last 2 games none of them studios got what it takes to make a 90 plus game.
Ignoring the exclusive semantics, Ori is definitely first party. MS owns the IP and funds the development, MSGP looks over the project.
 
Oct 27, 2017
261
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#41
Out of all those, only FH5. Too few people continue to understand how seemingly unattainable and rare 90+ is in this landscape of coverage.

Most of all, though, there is a real tendency for franchises that have already attained a certain amount of acclaim in the past to continue to receive it, barring some disastrous factors technical or otherwise. Conversely, reputations are tough to budge once they've been established, and some franchises face more of an uphill battle and might be more scrutinized i. e. Halo Infinite after Halo 5. With the last two Forza Horizons receiving universal acclaim, it would be a safer bet that critics will reward it as 'keeping the high standards that the franchise has become known for' than any of those others.
 
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BladeRunner2099
Aug 26, 2018
489
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#42
they all multiplatform games and ori is not first party so i wont even count that.
outdide of forza horizon which has been getting 90 or higher for the last 2 games none of them studios got what it takes to make a 90 plus game.
Well, then none of Xbox's exclusives can be considered since they are all on PC.

I think with time, money and a great team, you will be surprised. All of these games are going to be solid games for sure especially Gears and Halo with the time and teams they have, its a question of them making a GREAT game rather than a good/very good game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#44
None of those. Ori will be in the mid 80s which is good let's not act like it isn't.

Forza Horizon 5 will probably face some reviewer backlash over the way 4's been handled since it released and the fact that they're running out of ways to keep that series fresh.

Ninja Theory doesn't have it in them to make a 90+ caliber game. Their best shot was Hellblade and they still didn't do it.

Gears and Halo are both declining franchises that, so far, haven't changed that much. We'll see what happens with these next games but if they end up like gears 4 and halo 5 they're only going to continue to lose traction with reviewers.

It's just really hard to get into the 90s nowadays. There's even media goty contenders every year that don't break that barrier, like Horizon last year (89).
 
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BladeRunner2099
Aug 26, 2018
489
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#48
Out of all those, only FH5. Too few people continue to understand how seemingly unattainable and rare 90+ is in this landscape of coverage.

Most of all, though, there is a real tendency for franchises that have already attained a certain amount of acclaim in the past to continue to receive it, barring some disastrous factors technical or otherwise. Conversely, reputations are tough to budge once they've been established, and some franchises face more of an uphill battle and might be more scrutinized i. e. Halo Infinite after Halo 5. With the last two Forza Horizons receiving universal acclaim, it would be a safer bet that critics will reward it as 'keeping the high standards that the franchise has become known for' than any of those others.
I agree. Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier Automata are great games and both should have been 90+ in my opinion but were not.

But you could argue we have had a few 90+ games from all 3 platforms in the last 3 years:

Xbox: FH3, FH4
Sony : Bloodborne, God of War
Nintendo : Zelda BoTW, Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,177
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#50
Forza Horizon 5. I'd love to see Ori manage it (or any of the games, more great games is great, obviously) but I'm not quite sure what they could do that the original didn't to manage the couple of extra points, whereas the Horizon series is pretty much established as one of, if not the, best racing series at the moment therefore more of the same quality would keep them there.